But how's the cost of living down there? Costa Rica looked like a great alternative to Hawaii, at least it did a few years ago.
I'm thinking Hawaii might be the ideal place to retire...at least from the weather standpoint.
That's my plan. Wife and I are closing on a condo in Kihei, Maui. Using it as an investment vehicle which we'll rent out to vacationers and of course use when we visit. This is part one of our retirement plan.
Can't compare Maui to Costa Rica because I've never been to CR, yet, Maui is not the cheapest place to live in terms of living expenses. Certain items like gas, milk and other groceries are going to be some of the highest in the country. Yet, property taxes are very low (a lot lower than it is here in Denver). It's also a different lifestyle (beaches are free), so brew some beer, hang at the beach, catch some fish, and live in bliss!